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TrueNAS ZenPack

Monitoring of FreeNAS/TrueNAS servers with auto-discovery feature for pools and datasets


The ZenPack Catalog has moved to its new home at https://www.zenoss.com/product/zenpacks as of January 17, 2017. The following information may be out of date, and this page will eventually be removed.


This ZenPack is developed by the Zenoss user community and supported via our online forums. Zenoss, Inc. does not provide direct support for this ZenPack.


Version 0.9.0- Download
Compatible with Zenoss Core 4.2.x, Zenoss Core 5.0.x



This ZenPack relies on SNMP to extract performance metrics as well as discovering pools and datasets.Therefore, the correct community has to be set. Apart from SNMP-based monitoring, FreeNAS events are also translated to Zenoss events. Dismissing them on FreeNAS, clears them on Zenoss. Syslog monitoring can also be enabled on the web interface regardless of this ZenPack's installation.


The ZenPack provides a device class named TrueNAS nested under /Server/Linux. All you have to do is adding a device and set its class to /Server/Linux/TrueNAS. There are a few other configuration properties to modify. all of them have the prefix zFreeNAS. Here's what you might want to change: zFreeNASLogin: FreeNAS web login. Used to extract alerts from the API zFreeNASPass: FreeNAS web password. Used to extract alerts from the API zFreeNASIgnorePools: List of pools to ignore on modeling. This list can be modified zFreeNASIgnoreDatasets: List of pools to ignore on modeling. This list can be modified


Normal Installation (packaged egg)

  1. Download the appropriate egg file for the version of Zenoss you are running.
  2. Ensure you are logged in as the zenoss user:
    $ sudo su - zenoss
  3. Install the ZenPack:
    $ zenpack --install ZenPacks.iXsystems.TrueNAS-*.egg
  4. Restart these services:
    $ zenoss restart

Developer Mode Installation

In order to do a development mode installation you will want to clone the existing git repository, and then use the --link flag with the zenpack command:

  1. Ensure you are logged in as the zenoss user:
    $ sudo su - zenoss
  2. Start by cloning the upstream repository:
    $ git clone https://github.com/N-faycal/ZenPacks.iXsystems.TrueNAS.git
  3. Next, perform the installation:
    $ zenpack --link --install ZenPacks.iXsystems.TrueNAS
  4. Finally, restart these serivices:
    $ zenoss restart


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